" Take care of yourself ! Your sleep in Olympic shape", on France 5: sport, a simple prescription for better sleep

To be in Olympic shape, moving is a necessity

" Take care of yourself ! Your sleep in Olympic shape", on France 5: sport, a simple prescription for better sleep

To be in Olympic shape, moving is a necessity. But it is also necessary to sleep well. So much so that in strategies to optimize athlete performance, sleep is an integral part of preparation.

For ordinary people who are not aiming for an Olympic medal but trying to stay healthy as long as possible, the alliance between regular physical activity and quality of sleep is also necessary.

This issue of the health magazine “Take care of yourself! », animated with education and a touch of humor by Michel Cymes, looks at the most effective methods to overcome sleep disorders.

A general public problem, since it is estimated that 30% of French people suffer from these inconveniences. Beyond debilitating daily fatigue, they can promote worrying phenomena such as hypertension, the risk of stroke or depression.

Digital curfew

For half a century, the French have lost an hour and a half of daily sleep. According to recent studies, we sleep an average of 6 hours 41 minutes per night, while an adult needs a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep.

A third of those over 65 regularly take sleeping pills, and today the difficulty of imposing a real digital curfew contributes to the difficulty of falling asleep.

The three patients selected for this issue have different lives, pathologies and ages, but have in common the fact of sleeping poorly. Annick (70 years old), Pascale (55 years old) and Valentin (31 years old) will therefore, as usual in this magazine, get help from health professionals.

Effectiveness of micronaps

Taking the pretext of the Paris Olympic Games which are fast approaching, Michel Cymes and his team have also planned to support Annick, Pascale and Valentin by calling on the advice of medal-winning athletes, including Jean Galfione, gold medalist in vaulting. pole vault at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

The result is rather successful: to regain quality sleep, the three patients will not only change what needs to be changed in their eating habits, their dinner and bedtimes, discover the effectiveness of micronaps, the effect soothing musicology, but also, above all, getting back to moving, despite sometimes fragile physical conditions.

For three months, under the watchful eye of Galfione and other great athletes like Rougui Sow, French long jump champion, they will discover the joys of shot put, long jump, and participate together on the track. legendary Charléty stadium, in Paris, a 400m race. The effects are convincing: by sleeping much better and moving more, the three got back in shape.